"The workspace aims to draw in small, environmentally-focused startups, offering offices from $395-$695 a month with free wireless Internet and a conference room. Green Spaces will also get the businesses in touch with Green Business Leaders, a network of almost 100 eco-minded individuals in New York, and interns to assist with projects."
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"The Green Spaces office, currently open in Brooklyn has furniture comprised of 100% reclaimed materials; castaways from major retailers along Madison Avenue, as well as historical centers like Grand Central and the Museum of Natural History."
"If you've never thought of Downtown Brooklyn as an epicenter for creative industries, its time to change your mind. There is a high concentration of designers, eco-entreprenuers, architects and urban planners getting cozy in a coworking environment."
"This past fall, Jennie Nevin, the founder, led me on a tour of the space. I must say, the building is simply beautiful. Plants are everywhere. Desks are arranged in a variety of patterns to suit individual companies’ needs. Reclaimed furniture and natural materials breathe additional warmth and life into what is all too commonly a sterile and cold cubicle-laden landscape."
"Green Spaces is a cool company that offers 'work space to launch green entrepreneurs' or basically, they rent out sections of a large Brooklyn loft to a handful of entrepreneurs who in exchange for their rent get, save a bundle on rent and get high-speed internet and access to a crew of Green Spaces interns from nearby colleges."
"Green Spaces is located in an industrial building on Flatbush Avenue in ManhattanBrooklyn. There, full time desk spaces with wireless internet, access to conference room, interns for project work, shared kitchen and a rooftop deck are available for $425 per month. Apart from very beautiful loft space with 100% recycled office furniture, connectivity into the green business world is another great thing Green Spaces offers. Their network provides opportunities to share ideas with peers from different industries as well as access to an important network of Green Business Leaders through their networking group affiliated. The idea behind Green Spaces is to create a hub of leading green entrepreneurs to attract investors, clients and talent looking to break into the new green economy."
"Green Spaces is a shared business office space operated entirely by businesses that specialize in sustainable practices. Crop to Cup coffee, our hosts for this event, has a space there. I went and visited it recently and it's really gorgeous. This cool old lofty building right down near Atlantic and Flatbush, with a great, spacious kitchen. It's a wonderful concept and a great execution. They have a few floors of space, and are always looking for more tenants, especially in food and beverages."
"Green Spaces, LLC is a hub for leading green entrepreneurs. One of the biggest challenges facing new entrepreneurs is access to office space to launch their business. Often times, it is a single individual who serves as the driving force of a new business. The other challenge is having other people to connect with and use as resources. Idea sharing is key. Green Spaces brings together leading green entrepreneurs in a space giving them access to a strong network from which to launch their business."
“It’s amazing what can happen when people connect and work with one another to do business,” says Jennie Nevin, Partner of Green Spaces and Interrupcion.
“One major challenge of starting a company is getting an office space for just one person. Often times, it is a single individual who serves as the driving force of a new business,” says Charlie Kickham, Partner of Green Spaces, and Entrepreneur. “The other challenge is having other people to connect with and use as resources. Idea sharing is key.”
Green Spaces, announcing its launch on Tuesday, February 12th at Green Drinks NYC, is an eco-minded work space in downtown Manhattan. For just $395 to $695 a month, green entrepreneurs will be able to hit the ground running. They will have a desk, free wireless Internet, and a conference room area to call their own.
The vision for the company started when Nevin and Marissa Feinberg, Partner of Green Spaces and Partnership Development of DESIGN 21, started an interest group in May of 2007 called Green Business Leaders.
“We wanted to hold discussions in a casual setting to meet like-minded environmental business people,” says Feinberg. “Out of this group, Jennie, Charlie and I came up with the idea for Green Spaces. We recognized the need for a place where green entrepreneurs can connect.
“We want to give environmental entrepreneurs the same opportunity we had,” continues Nevin. “Through networking events and working in a green, idea-sharing environment, we want them to form partnerships and new businesses and make their dreams come to life just like ours are.”
Green Spaces is now a reality for Nevin, Kickham and Feinberg. The response has been positive and they anticipate filling roughly 50 work spaces in their first Manhattan location.
“When an entrepreneur joins Green Spaces, they’re not just becoming part of an office,” says Kickham. “They’re becoming part of a larger network. A network that serves as a home to a movement of leaders who care about the environment and want incorporate such social issues into their businesses and everyday lives.”